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The Yellow Rose of Texas
Mitch Miller

There's a yellow rose in Texas that I am gonna see
Nobody else could miss her not half as much as me
She cried so when I left her it was like it broke her heart
And if I ever find her we never more will part

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Where the Rio Grand is flowing and the starry skies are bright
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night
I know that she remembers when we parted long ago
I promise to return and not to leave her so

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me

Now I'm gonna find her for my heart is full of woe
We'll do the things together we did so long ago
We'll play the banjo gaily she'll loves me like before
And the yellow rose of Texas shall be mine forever more

She's the sweetest little rose bud that Texas ever knew
Her eyes are bright as diamonds they sparkle like the dew
You may talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosa Lee
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me



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    Salim SawJun 5, 2013 at 5:33 am
    Redifussion was a cabled radio company in Penang.We used it as our morning alarm clock at 6.00 am. It had only two channells--Chinese service or English service.The famous Patrick Teoh started his DJ life in Redifussion. Greetings to Brother Poon.
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    Albert PoonJun 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    I started to hear this song from the Riffussion, a provate owned radio company in the 1960s.
    I really enjoyed singing this song in the mess during the Airforce day.
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    Manju DugarJan 8, 2013 at 10:49 am
    As a student we use to hear either on Listners choice or go to a friends house to play on gramphone this song record.
    Ever green song.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    I was born in 1952.. I only remeber the corus of this song which my dad used to sing to me.. When i look back he was using the words to express his love for his young daughter. The only words of the song that what i can recall is he sang "her eyes they shone like diamonds she,s the only girl for me.. I cant believe at 60 i was just browsing for a memory and this came about... What a shame pc has gone mad.. I dread to think what will happen when my children look back on their childhood memories. Twinkle twinkle little star :{
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    UnregisteredApr 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Back in the day, a 'high yellow' or 'high yellar' term was not a slur but a color class put on people of color by other people of color. The 'yellow rose' was a racially mixed woman the singer misses and wants to return to. By the 60's the term seems to have gone into oblivion as a common term.

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